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Christmas Cheer Club initiative benefits needy Mon Valley kids

By Chris Buckley
Over nearly three decades, The Christmas Cheer Club has become more than just a Valleywide toy drive led by The Valley Independent on behalf of ...

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Frazier, Clairton clash Friday in battle of unbeatens

The next stop for Frazier’s unbeaten football team is a clash with top-seeded defending WPIAL champion Clairton Friday night at Elizabeth Forward. Fourth-seeded Frazier and …
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Neshannock sends Bentworth packing from playoffs

There was good news and bad news for the Bentworth Bearcats Friday night. The good news is that the Bearcats enjoyed the most successful season in the last decade for the program as they made the WPIAL Class A playoffs …
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Second-half surge lifts Frazier over California

Since he took over the football program at Frazier, Mike Steeber has seen marked improvement. The first year, the Commodores barely missed the playoffs, but …
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New girls’ coaches trying to put in their systems

Three area girls’ basketball teams are not only getting ready for a new season, they are doing so with new coaches. Kevin Lee is trying to put his imprint on Charleroi Area, while Erika McCarthy (Ringgold) and Ashley Clawson (Bentworth) …
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Elizabeth Forward boys basketball preparing to fill big shoes

Last season, Elizabeth Forward’s offense revolved around a big target. The Warriors got the ball in the paint to their big man, 6-foot-11 George Prota, and he took care of the rest. He averaged 18.2 points and 13.0 rebounds and …
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Frazier football well represented in all-conference honors

Ten Frazier football players earned All-Tri County South Conference honors for their play this season. The Commodores won the Tri-County South title and finished with an 11-1 record, including a pair of victories in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. Those …
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Mon Valley hoops teams begin preparation

Can you hear the sound? Just listen ... it’s getting louder. The sound of basketballs bouncing off shiny hardwood floors in gymnasiums throughout the mid-Mon …
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Yough's Evans named athletic director of the year

Yough High School’s athletic director, who has been involved in Yough’s sports since 1993, was honored recently as the top athletic administrator in Western Pennsylvania. …
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